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There's no such thing as a multi-page document in Photoshop. And as a result, if you spend your time selecting, editing, and printing one image at a time. But, there is a notable exception. You can combine multiple images into a multi-page PDF document. And in this movie, I'm going to show you how that command works. But first, I want you to see a few more items in a File Info dialog box that'll come into play in just a moment. So with this image open, Boy in yellow.jpg, I'll go up to the File > File Info. And I want you to notice some of these fields in the Description panel.
First of all, we've got a title, and all these images hail from the Fotolia image library. So I've gone ahead and entered their file numbers in the Title field. There's also an Author field right there, Jason Stitt, the guy who captured all of these images. There's a Copyright notice. And then, there's a description. And all these fields can be reproduced inside the PDF document. The other thing you can add to the document is camera data. So if I switch over to the Camera Data ta, we can see that among other things we have exposure data.
All right. I'll go ahead and cancel out of this dialog box. Just want you to have your bearings before we choose this next command. To make a multi page pdf document, you go to the File > Automate > PDF Presentation. Now the first step is to select the files that you want to add to the document. Do that by clicking on the Browse button. And then, I'm going to switch files of type to JPEG, so I can see just the seven JPEG images in this folder. Go ahead and select them, and then click on the Open button. Now, drop down to the output options.
You can, if you like, create a PDF file that serves as an onscreen presentation. And to do that, just click on the Presentation Option, which makes a handful of additional options available down here at the bottom of the screen. For example, you can choose for the images to automatically advance and you can set the duration for each slide. You can loop after the slideshow is over, so the presentation plays until the user hits the Escape key. And then, finally, you can specify a transition such as a simple Fade. However, I want to create a multi-page print document.
So, I'm going to switch back to multi-page document. I want the background to be white because I am printing it. I do want to include the Filename below the image, along with its Extension. I want to include the Title, the Description, the Author, the Copyright, and the EXIF Info. The EXIF data is that camera data I showed you at the end. And I'm also going to reduce the font size to 10. Now, click on the Save button and Photoshop asks me where I want to save the PDF file. I'll go ahead and put it inside the 11_print folder. And I'll call this file Jason Stitt photos, and then I'll click the Save button.
That'll bring up the PDF options dialog box. I recommend you leave Optimize for Fast Web Preview turned on and that you also turn on View PDF After Saving, so you can see the file once it's done. Then, switch to Compression. Right now, it's set to downsample these images to 300 pixels per inch and apply JPEG compression with maximum image quality, which is probably just fine. But if you have very high resolution images and you want to retain their pixels, then you could set this option to Do Not Downsample.
If you want to assign a password, then skip ahead to security and you can define your passwords here. Then, once you're done, go ahead and click on the Save PDF button in order to create that PDF document. In a few moments later, you'll see the document open automatically, either in the free Adobe Reader or, in my case, in Acrobat Pro, by clicking on the final icon in the second row. And then, I can just page through these images as I like. And now, at this point, I could take this document and email it to a client or coworker.
And that's how you assemble a bunch of disparate images into a multi-page PDF document here inside Photoshop.
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